#1
I was talking to my friend the other day about tuning down to SlipKnot or Parkway Drive, B tuning or some ****. Apparently it can warp the neck if you leave it in that tuning, because the neck is ment to have pressure on it made by the strings. He said that in order to have this tuning set up i need a Baritone guitar because they have thicker strings or something, help pls
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#2
You'd have to adjust the truss rod.

And get thicker gauge of strings for those bands.

But he's full of bull****. You're friend doesn't know what he's talking about. 7 strings are better for those tunings.
#3
Your neck will not warp don't worry. However since you do not have a guitar with the proper scale length the strings will have little tension making it harder to play, that's the only problem.

EDIT: if u tune down to slipknot DO NOT touch that truss rod. I repeat DO NOT TOUCH THE TRUSS ROD FOR TUNING DOWN! All you need is thicker strings. Simple as that.
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#4
Phew, i only have one guitar and i want it to last. As long as i can have that heavy crunch and not **** up my guitar, thx heaps
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I have a 6 inch gauge in it, so I can cockdock so I'd say loose enough.
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#5
Umm this is gonna make you wanna go "wtf nooob!" but uhh, how do you adjust the truss rod and what does it look like lolz
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I have a 6 inch gauge in it, so I can cockdock so I'd say loose enough.
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#6
I shall say again DO NOT TOUCH THE TRUSS ROD FOR DROP TUNING!!! But just for reference it is what is underneath that little screwed on plate on the headstock (unless u dont have a plate over it, then its a big Nut-looking thing an allen wrench fits in)

EDIT: If u choose to disregard my warnings and do touch the truss rod don't make large adjustments. 1/4 turns at a time. Make 1/4 turn then let it sit for a bit and then check the straightness of the neck.
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#7
There should be some kind of cover on you headstock. Take it off and twist it with an allen key


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#9
im not sure what the question here is...but yeah if you leave it in an alternate tuning it will warp the neck. i mean the necks not gonna warp over night if you leave it in drop B, but I would suggest if you're worried about the neck warping then just put the guitar back to regular tuning once your done playing
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#10
Ok sweet, thanks heaps. I can stop worrying now
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I was talking to my friend the other day about tuning down to SlipKnot or Parkway Drive, B tuning or some ****. Apparently it can warp the neck if you leave it in that tuning, because the neck is ment to have pressure on it made by the strings. He said that in order to have this tuning set up i need a Baritone guitar because they have thicker strings or something, help pls


You just need thicker strings. And slightly thicker then a baritone in that tuning would use as well.
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